Helaine and I have been to Las Vegas many times. We know the city pretty well and we know how the system works.
Seriously, knowing how Vegas works is invaluable because so much is available if you just ask… and you know who to ask… and you know when to ask.
Not only was it Thanksgiving, it was Helaine and my 26th wedding anniversary. We tried to keep it low key, but when the two strolling musicians came to the table Cousin Melissa let them know!
Normally Zeffirino serves very nice Italian food. Last night it was buffet style and it was very good–especially the desserts. OK–especially the desserts and lamb chops. Yum.
Fun pastime in Las Vegas. We people watch.
An older man was sitting nearby at a large table family style. He was much older than everyone else and the family with him was quite exotic looking. I’d like to pick an ethnicity, but I can’t.
One of the women was probably his wife and the two other adult women her daughters. Our game was “Try and guess what they see in him?”
Money was the consensus choice.
With only three hours bed sleep and another hour and a half on the plane I was bushed. I was in bed before 10:00 PST. Very early for me.
This morning the six of us went to breakfast at “First” a new cafe in the hotel. Helaine had read very good things, but the service was indifferent and slow.
As we finished the meal a batch of freshly made donuts with amazing dipping sauces was brought to the table . For the cost of the donuts he turned a bad experience into a much happier one.
Our breakfasts were very good and we’ll probably go back to see if the service improves. This manager gets a save.
Helaine, Stef, Michael, Max and Melissa headed to the Forum Shoppes at Caesar’s. I went to the Venetian Poker Room for the noon tournament. This is a mid level tournament in a very good poker room.
How are poker rooms different? A good room has comfortable chairs and tables, good dealers and attentive waitress service. Bingo!
I lasted around three and a half hours busting out in 36th place of the original 144. Tonight someone will go home with over $4,900. Not me.
I was very happy with my play. My losing move was an all-in with Ace Jack only to run into an Ace King. Oh well.
I walked back through the casino and put a $20 bill in a slot machine. Within ten minutes I’d (mostly) won back my poker entry fee. Go figure?
We’re having dinner at a Mexican restaurant tonight. Hopefully I’ll be able to stay up a little later than last night.